02-11-2015, 07:06 PM
I have a very particular problem with my appearance. Lets be honest... I used to be really fat... (over 260lbs with 5ft 8 height). However I have worked really hard on losing it and at the moment I am at steady 182lbs. Due to the fact that I have been so obese my sugar and cortisol levels were really high. After a year I've managed to drop the weight and stabilize my hormonal and sugar levels. Yet the leftover is that I am covered in really badly looking stretch marks caused by high cortisol levels.
It wouldn't be as bad as if they were on my arms or shoulders only but they are on my stomach and on my chest. Without my shirt, I look like a 40 year old woman after couple of pregnancies and the only thing that masks them a tiny bit is the hair.
I was wondering if there is any chance to get rid of them at least to some extent. I would rather like to avoid any cosmetic surgeries as my current financial status wouldn't allow me to undergo them.
Another thing is the reaction of women to this kind of skin defects. Has any one of you had similar problems or maybe has a view on this topic? More specifically how a woman would react to seeing them?